NOPES have premiered the rocking new single 'Smile Room', which is taken from the US noise punks' forthcoming album "Djörk" scheduled for release on January 29, 2021.
NOPES comment on 'Smile Room': "This one was originally going to be a YUPS song, our offshoot band on the lighter side, but this riff was too good to not use in the noisier heavier band", reveals vocalist Alex Petralia. "This track is about being stuck in a job you're forced to work and feel like you're living in a 'smile room', where you have to put on a fake front, and grin and bear it."
Angst-fueled punk 'n’ roll band NOPES return with their third head-butting album "Djörk", which shows the Bay Area foursome more than ready to bury one of the most disastrous years in recent memory in a cacophony of disaffection and feedback.
Bristling with angular riffs and glass-cutting hooks, "Djörk" is as unapologetically weird as it is offensively loud and noisy. True to their punk roots, NOPES bristle lyrically against work, class divisions, and the gentrifying soullessness of city life as youthful dreams are mercilessly stripped away.
Completed during the band's pandemic hibernation, "Djörk" offers 13 compact blasts of raw snarl shot through with rock and noise credentials. It calls to mind fellow punk emissaries DRIVE LIKE JEHU and THE BRONX, while still maintaining NOPES' signature assault on the genre's boundaries.
'Smile Room' is now available to listen on YouTube: https://youtu.be/AtWvy_PaDXg
Pre-sales of "Djörk" can be found here: https://mer.lnk.to/nopes-djoerk